Originally Posted by woodbutcher
im not trying to offend is what people say right before they try to offend you. im a visual learner need pics as well as info. not settled on long travel mid travel is a new direction im gathering options so i can raise my knowlegde of suspension. no offense but im a carpenter if you want to know how to form concrete, build a deck or make a piece of furniture my knowledge level is way up there.
What he is trying to say is you need to learn what long travel is. You seem to think that you can get a long travel kit and then lift your truck as well. Long travel is more than just pushing your tires out. Once you have it you won't be putting any spacer or body lifts on your truck. It also seems completely overboard for what you are planning on using your truck for, but spending a few grand on that alone and not needing it is really your call. If you want a better quality ride, you need to take the lift you have now off, get good coilovers, and wheel spacers (not to be mistaken for a spacer lift), will push your tires out for the stance you want, and help fill in the gap that you probably don't like due to the fenders you are running. (Fiberglass fenders with 30" tires is also unnecessary, but if you do a proper mid travel set-up, you'll be able to fit bigger tires and then it will look better.)
We are trying to help you get a better understanding of what will work for you and your needs, but it is useless if you don't go through the forum and really research what everything is. (long travel, mid travel, coilovers, suspension, wheel spacers, etc.) Like you said you are a carpenter, so you may not know all this mechanical stuff and it can get overwhelming, but I started knowing nothing and picked it up. There are a lot of threads that can help, and keep you from spending a bunch of money until you have a game plan for your truck.